Rands: Vincent / Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic

Release Date: 3/10/2017
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8669037-38
Composer: Bernard Rands
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as 'plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity', qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970's by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands' 'crowning achievement', Vincent represents much of the great painter's life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intese inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death.
Works on This Recording
1. Vincent by Bernard Rands
Performer: Laura Conyers (Mezzo Soprano), Kelly Kruse (Soprano), Andrew Morstein (Tenor), Will Perkins (Tenor), Christopher Grundy (Baritone), Jami Leonard (Soprano), Steven Linville (Tenor), Jason Eck (Bass Baritone), Adam Walton (Bass Baritone), Christopher Burchett (Baritone)
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ; United States
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